President Donald Trump claimed "complete and total exoneration" on Sunday after Attorney General William Barr released a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his Russia investigation.
In fact, Mueller specifically wrote that the probe "does not exonerate" the president, according to Trump's attorney general.
In a four-page letter to top members of Congress, Barr laid out the key conclusions from Mueller's investigation, which has captivated much of the country and frustrated Trump for nearly two years. The probe into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow and whether the president obstructed justice ended Friday as Mueller filed his report to the Justice Department.
Barr writes that Mueller did not conclude whether Trump obstructed justice. The attorney general noted, though, that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense."
The top Justice Department official also writes that the probe "did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated" with Russia.
Based on those conclusions, Trump cheered Barr's letter on Sunday.